Do you use magnification?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Glenn Wolsey, Mar 15, 2006.

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Do you?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Off the top of my head, I can't think of a more annoying feature. :eek:
     
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  4. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Lau Guest

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    I do, but just a tiny tiny bit. I find it useful to see where I am, as it were. There's nothing more annoying than going on a computer at college and find someone's set the dock to minimum size, full magnification. I always nearly fall off my chair.
     
  6. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    No, I find it a little distracting and I don't have that many items on my dock anyway (9 including finder), so I can keep it pretty large. I usually use spotlight for any other programs I need.

    I do use dock hiding a lot of the time to get a little extra screen space on my powerbook
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It's not something I ever use. It's all nice and impressive the first time or two you see it, but after that it's all a bit pointless really.
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    It's fun to show people as a nifty gimmick, but in real life I find little use for it.
     
  9. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I love the way it looks, BUT if you're trying to drag an item onto an app or folder in the dock, it's painful - the app icon squeezes to the left, then to the right trying to get out of your way, whereas you just want to drop something on it.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Nope... it screws up my visual/motor memory of where things are. I reach for an icon and it moves.... argh! It does look cool though when demo-ing the OS
     
  11. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    I seem to be the only one using it. I just find it great because it allows me to keep my dock smaller than I would without it. Besides, it just looks spiffy. :D
     
  12. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    I use it mainly because it looks sexy!

    But I swear.. the dock is one of the highest reasons I've gotten my friends to love and want Macs.. Especially when you show them how to add/remove icons.. The magnification helps as well :D
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    nope. and i turn off the bouncing icons too. both are very annoying to me. but i can see how some people would like it. i try and keep my dock as minimal as possible. just the way i prefer things though.
     
  14. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    when i first switched to mac i had magnification turned on because it was so cool

    then i got tired of it and turned it off :)
     
  15. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    No...I have things set just where I want them and to use that would mess things up for me. Also I have my dock set small and sometimes on the left side of the screen. Nothing worse than having the dock magnifi when it's on the side of the screen and then you end up closing the program that was running instead of clicking in the dock.
     
  16. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    You are thinking of the video magnification that can be toggled on and off using option-command-8.

    The dock magnification does't seem to increase cpu use by the dock unless you are actually pointing at the dock and thus there is some work being done to show the dock magnify effect.
     
  17. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    No. It's very annoying. I might've used it when I first got my mini, but I can't remember.
     
  18. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

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    #19
    I use magnification.


    I like that Colgate flavour!:D
     
  19. kretzy macrumors 604

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    #20
    I have mine set to very minimal magnification and I quite like it!
     
  20. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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  21. nfocus design macrumors regular

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    #22
    I think it is very annoying. I feel like I have to chase down the apps when it is on. I also like to hide my dock.
     
  22. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    #23
    I use it.... no use for it though, it just looks cool. When you move the arrow across the whole dock, it does the wave!!!!! :D
     
  23. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

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    I hide my dock too, but with magnification on!

    I find magnification helps me get to a click on apps more quickly.:D
     
  24. adamb100 macrumors regular

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